Brown Bears of Western Alaska

Package Price

$16,500

1x1 hunts for 11 days, with 9 full hunting days.

This Price Includes

Professional guide service, camp accommodations, all meals, snowmobiles or rafts and field care of trophy.

Season

Spring Hunts:
April 25 – May 5 and May 5-15

Fall Hunts: 
August 9-19 and August 19-29

 
 
 
 

Overview

These are high success Brown bear hunts with a fantastic outfitter and at an extremely reasonable  price. They take place in the coastal regions of southwestern Alaska, where there is a high population of Brown bears. This isn’t the Alaskan Peninsula, so the bears here aren’t huge, but they are a respectable 7.5-9 foot size and there are lots of them. 

Best of all, the outfitter is absolutely top-notch and has more than 30 years of experience with operating hunts in this area.  He has accumulated over 15,000 hours flying time in bush planes and has a sterling reputation for being a safe and highly competent pilot.  Both spring and fall hunts are offered, with the spring hunts being conducted via snowmobile from their main lodge and the fall hunts are float trips on one of the many rivers in the area.

 

The fall float hunts also provide excellent opportunities to combine some fishing with the bear hunting.  Comfortable camps and all meals, along with highly skilled guides are provided on all hunts.  If you’re looking for an Alaskan Brown bear hunt that is affordable and highly successful, this is the hunt for you.

Lodging

The base for all hunting and fishing is our main camp and airstrip on a remote river in the Kuskokwim Mountains, about 60 miles south of Aniak, Alaska. We have a comfortable main lodge building where we provide delicious home-cooked meals and comfortable, casual accommodations.  The main camp also includes heated wall tents, a meat-shed for hanging moose meat and indoor, hot showers.  Recently, during an inspection of our camp by an Alaska DNR official, we were complimented on how CLEAN AND WELL-KEPT our main camp is and we were told we were a model for how a camp should be maintained.  ORGANIZED and REMARKABLE are other complimentary words used by many hunters and visitors to our main camp. Every moment at camp, we try to live into these impressions.

Once you arrive at the main camp you will be on a trajectory to be at a spike camp by nightfall. This plan is so that you are legal to hunt the next day.  All hunts are tailored to the hunter’s needs and desires.  Each Guide is paired with a hunter as soon as the hunter arrives in the main camp.  Following a hot meal and the completion of necessary paperwork, you and your guide will be flown to your spike camp; you may be in spike camps up to 9 days. Each spike camp offers its OWN opportunities; all spike camps are individualized to meet hunters’ needs. The spike camps consist of high quality, comfortable tents and well-maintained camping equipment.

Getting There

Fly into Aniak, Alaska (via Anchorage) and take the air charter to base camp

for $1,000 per person round trip.

License

The outfitter is a license vendor, so licenses and tags can be purchased in camp.

  • $160 for hunting license

  • $1,000 for a bear tag

Success Rate

These are high success Brown bear hunts with a great outfitter and at an extremely reasonable price.  They take place in the coastal regions of southwestern Alaska, where these is a very high population of Brown bears.  This isn’t the Alaskan Peninsula, so the bears here aren’t huge, but they are a respectable 7.5 - 9 foot size and there are lots of them.